Modern Songs that Swing?

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Modern Songs that Swing?

#1 Post by Shicoco » Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:51 pm

Ok, my club occasionally does modern nights, where we step away from the oldies after hours and put on non-swing music that's good to dance to. So, my question is, who can suggest me modern songs that swing or modern songs that don't swing but are swing-danceable. Examples would be Mambo no. 5 and The Middle (Jimmy Eat World).

Can you help me think of others?

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#2 Post by Mr Awesomer » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:12 am

Trying to wrap my brain around songs that are over a decade old being called "modern."
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#3 Post by Kaastel » Tue Jan 01, 2013 5:22 pm

Our scene has a rather large modern influence and play quite a few of these (heresy, yes I know). My favorites right now:

Stronger - Rebecca Loebe (Bal) (the Youtube versions are not good representations)
Ain't Nothing Wrong With That - Robert Randolph
Let's Do It - Alanis Morissette
If You Seek Amy - Britney Spears
Right Round - Flo Rida
Take Me Back - Taio Cruz

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Re: Modern Songs that Swing?

#4 Post by SiMonster » Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:43 am

Let's revive this thread! :)

I recently played 'Gold On The Ceiling' by The Black Keys at a Lindy Hop party and turned the volume up a bit. The crowd went crazy :D

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Re: Modern Songs that Swing?

#5 Post by LucidSamples » Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:09 am

I know only the name "Let's Do It" but dont remmember author - swing :)
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Re: Modern Songs that Swing?

#6 Post by lipi » Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:27 pm

LucidSamples wrote:I know only the name "Let's Do It" but don't remember author - swing :)
You mean the Cole Porter song? It's been covered by tons of people, of course. :)

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Re: Modern Songs that Swing?

#7 Post by Thorin » Mon May 14, 2018 2:42 pm

I would love to have this thread revived. I played "Run" By Tiggs Da Author last night as my last song. Every person got up to dance. Even ones that didn't have partners. I would love to have a list of 'alternative' or 'different' songs to throw into the mix towards the end of the night.